The opening night of the Patriot League tournament saw both higher seeds win on their home floor. Army defeated American 74-58 and Loyola (MD) upended Lafayette 67-64.
In the Black Knights victory, sophomore Jordan Fox scored 23 points on an efficient 7-11 shooting. Six second half three pointers helped Army go from a 1 point halftime lead to a 16 point victory.
Loyola (MD) was met by a bigger challenge than Army. Lafayette’s Matt Klinewski scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and the Leopards had a 5 point lead at the half. In the second half, the Greyhounds charged back and took the lead for good with 2:48 left. They were led by Jarred Jones’ 21 points and Cam Gregory’s double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds).
Patriot League Quarterfinals will be played on Thursday.
Holy Cross at Navy
At Holy Cross: Holy Cross 51-50
At Navy: Navy 60-47
Colgate at Lehigh
At Colgate: Lehigh 76-62
At Lehigh: Lehigh 87-69
Army at Bucknell
At Bucknell: Bucknell 84-76
At Army: Bucknell 96-75
Loyola (MD) at Boston University
At Loyola (MD): Loyola (MD) 77-69
At Boston U: Boston U 78-63
Player of the Week: Tim Kempton (Lehigh)
Rookie of the Week: Sa’eed Nelson (American)
Honorable Mention: Matt Klinewski (Lafayette), Robert Champion (Holy Cross), Eric Fanning (Boston U), Stephen Brown (Bucknell)
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